Hello! I just found out we will be getting our girl (still working on name) at the end of November! I'm so excited and nervous :) I've successfully made it out alive, four times in that newborn/toddler sleepless night stage but have never raised a puppy before!! I grew up with a dog and we adopted a dog from another family 4yrs ago when it was 6. She sadly passed away this summer and my kids were devastated. My youngest who is five asks or prays daily for a new dog. She wanted a "puppy" themed birthday party last week, complete with a doodle looking cake :) I just had to share a picture and no I am not that gifted! My friend is and made it for her!
Did any of you surprise your kids, tell them beforehand? I go back and forth on just showing up with her or letting them in on the waiting and eager expectation! Plus if I tell them beforehand I can train them on how to care for a puppy. My kids are 13,10, 9 & 5.
I have a 4 hr drive to pick her up and I am not planning on bringing any of my kids for that. 8 hrs in the car with the most likely arguing over who gets to hold her next ect. is not high on my fun things to do list :) That trip will just be my husband and I.